Dynamic speech sharpening

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12608572

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An enhanced system for speech interpretation is provided. The system may include receiving a user verbalization and generating one or more preliminary interpretations of the verbalization by identifying one or more phonemes in the verbalization. An acoustic grammar may be used to map the phonemes to syllables or words, and the acoustic grammar may include one or more linking elements to reduce a search space associated with the grammar. The preliminary interpretations may be subject to various post-processing techniques to sharpen accuracy of the preliminary interpretation. A heuristic model may assign weights to various parameters based on a context, a user profile, or other domain knowledge. A probable interpretation may be identified based on a confidence score for each of a set of candidate interpretations generated by the heuristic model. The model may be augmented or updated based on various information associated with the interpretation of the verbalization.

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NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.ARMONK, NY2928

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Di, Cristo Philippe Bellevue, US 25 3140
Ke, Min Bothell, US 9 1682
Kennewick, Robert A Seattle, US 34 6559
Tjalve, Michael Bellevue, US 19 2144

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Bouygues Telecom (1)
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CATONA, FRED (1)
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V-ENABLE, INC. (1)
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9547647 Voice-based media searching 2 2012
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8639716 Search assistant for digital media assets 0 2013
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8930191 Paraphrasing of user requests and results by automated digital assistant 24 2013
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9495129 Device, method, and user interface for voice-activated navigation and browsing of a document 0 2013
9280610 Crowd sourcing information to fulfill user requests 16 2013
9075783 Electronic device with text error correction based on voice recognition data 2 2013
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8943089 Search assistant for digital media assets 0 2013
9389729 Automated response to and sensing of user activity in portable devices 2 2013
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9368114 Context-sensitive handling of interruptions 1 2014
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9633674 System and method for detecting errors in interactions with a voice-based digital assistant 1 2014
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9305101 Search assistant for digital media assets 0 2015
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9535906 Mobile device having human language translation capability with positional feedback 2 2015
9668121 Social reminders 0 2015
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9633660 User profiling for voice input processing 5 2015
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